Prompt Much?

  • TanLegJuliet7

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    This contest is currently being taken over by the revival team.

    For more information on Mibba’s Contest Revival and judging, please go here.


    First contest so relax please? It's pretty much self explanatory. Pick a prompt (or more than one if you would like) and write me a story. No more than 4 prompts per person please. But the catch is you have to write that story with a twist. I like things I can't figure out. So I don't want to be able to predict the ending... It's probably going to take me a little bit longer to respond, please bear with me. I am in the military, so when I have to drop everything and go do something else I will. But I will respond to everyone.

    Rules::
    -Follow all Mibba Rules and Guidelines.
    -Minimum of 300 words
    -Maximum of 20 chapters (if you're that enthused about it)
    -Rate appropriately
    - Spell check before you submit (I do understand we all make mistakes but if I can't understand what you're trying to say because you can't spell it, I'm not going to understand your story.)
    -Link to contest in Summary
    -Readable layouts please
    -Prompt included in Summary

    Brownie Points::
    -Custom layout for story
    -I really feel the emotion your character feels
    -Chapter Story
    -Picture in layout

    Challenge Points::
    -More than 3 paragraphs end with a question
    -You make me laugh or cry
    -You scare me

    Deadlines::
    -To Enter: June 1st
    -To Submit Entries: June 11th

    Prizes::
    -A link in my signature or my profile
    -Option of co-writing a story with me
    -Comments on any 2 stories of your choice
    -Recommendations on any 2 stories of your choice
    -Option to be a judge on my next contest

    Prompts::
    1) Seth clenched his teeth feeling the porcelain slide. He took a deep breath, relaxed his jaw. "You have two choices," he said, "you can leave on your feet or on a gurney."

    2) "I love you," she whispered into her pink cell phone. Nothing but music and the rustle of paper returned what she thought was an open and honest gesture. "Did you hear me?" she paused. "I said I love you."

    3) Finding yourself between two men who are at odds with one another is a bit complicated but when one is thirty-two and the other is eight years old it can be downright exhausting.

    4) The water is always calm when I go out at 4 a.m. The whole world reflects back at me and it doesn't care; unlike the average woman who looks at her reflection and always finds something to pick apart. The air seems coolest at this time and you would think it would be quiet but the birds are always up chattering away as if to say, "Where have you been, did you sleep in? We have been up working for an hour already!" I would get lost in the beauty of nature were it not for the peace breaking splash of my body hitting the water. It is during this quiet time that I am able to reflect upon the choices I've made in life.

    5) The family camp. Flies, heat, dust, and a dock leading to cool blue heaven. Dad could always be found in his collapsible aluminum chair with a fishing pole in one hand and a Budweiser in the other. Mom would be in the kitchen chopping a continuous supply of watermelon or making sandwiches. And Jefferson and I were usually off tormenting the neighbors.

    6) I knew he was being patronizing but I was still glad that he showed up. That someone I trusted was within an arm's length of me. I didn't reach out for him; I just looked at my blood painted hands and arms as he droned on about the risks of being a homicide detective. His words faded into the background as my own thoughts filled my mind. If only I had been a few minutes to change.

    7) Working for the John Montgomery Agency was my life. When I say it was my life, I really mean it. I worked twelve hours a day, brought work home with me and always took some on vacation (whenever I was forced to take one). I had no friends; my family had pretty much given up on the idea of ever seeing me again.

    8) She sat in the 1979 Mustang Indy Pace with the engine running. It wasn't environmentally friendly but she wanted to be sure she could fall in line behind him when he came out of the store. It was a reliable care despite of it's age. Rose Cacchoitti had been trailing a client's husband for three days. She hoped that today was the day she would catch him.

    9) "You have got to be kidding me."
    "No."
    "He actually compared your hair to a poodle?"
    "Yeah, I was a bit surprised too."
    "So, what did you say?"
    "I didn't say anything. I got up and walked out of the restaurant."

    10) There are ten secrets about living in Midtown Springs that every newcomer wishes they had known before they had called the movers and filed for their change of address. Let me go through them for you one at a time. Starting with number ten.

    11) Have you ever seen a floor covered in blood? At first glance there is a simple beauty to it and how it contrasts with the white linoleum. It doesn't immediately register that what you're looking at is actually blood. Slowly stiffness builds up in your body as your mind begins to realize that the beauty is actually life's essence. Then what was a simple beauty becomes repulsion. Seeing Nash lay out with a meter wide red polka dot under him wasn't beautiful. It was downright hysterical. Not hysterical as in funny, hysterical as in I can't control my reaction kind of funny. I remember looking at Kayla who stared back at me dumbfounded and thinking, "How in the world could this have happened?" -XXXataktoulaXXX with Blood

    12) My sister Sophianne and I always had such fun when we were kids. We were less than a year apart in age so it was almost like we were twins. We even went out of our way to look like twins, dressing the same and wearing our hair the same. It wasn't until mom and dad decided to call it quits that a shift in our family dynamics somehow changed what I thought was an inseparable connection. You wouldn't think something as small as a piece of paper could rip apart our whole family.

    13) He wasn't abusive when we fell in love. I guess we all change within relationships don't we? I never would have thought that ten years later I'd be arrested for murder but here I was being fingerprinted and questioned under harsh lights. The truth is I didn't kill him.

    14) June was never particularly exciting in our neighborhood. Not until the summer Rachel and Owen moved in next door. It was then that the whole town changed.

    15) Gossip can either make or break a woman's career. Unfortunately there is a fine line between good gossip and bad gossip. The trick is being able to manipulate both in your favor. I had become a master gossip manipulator by the time I was 23 but by the time I was 27 things had gone haywire. It all started when I picked up somebody else's package by mistake.

    16) I was waiting at the bus stop, sucking back an Iced Capp, the first time I saw Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome among the other construction workers. I know this because it is pretty much what do every day on the way to work. The only difference today was that one of the guys fell from the scaffolding. He literally fell like a rag doll except his body didn't make a rag doll noise when it hit the pavement. Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome was the first to reach the body. For some reason he looked across the street at me and mouthed, "You’re next."

    17) Sarah studied the old man carefully. She couldn’t quite put her finger on it. But something about him reminded her of someone else. But who?

    Now for the twist... Take the prompt and make it change the whole view of the story.
    April 29th, 2013 at 07:05pm
  • psychotic secrets;

    psychotic secrets; (1400)

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    Do we have to include the prompt in the story, or do we just get inspiration from it?

    @ TanLegJuliet7
    April 29th, 2013 at 08:10pm
  • TanLegJuliet7

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    If you could put it in the summary that would be awesome(:
    April 30th, 2013 at 01:11pm
  • TanLegJuliet7

    TanLegJuliet7 (100)

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    I've added a deadline to enter.
    May 15th, 2013 at 10:57pm
  • Lady.V.

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    I would like ot enter with 11 please. :)

    @ TanLegJuliet7
    May 17th, 2013 at 03:23am
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    @XXXataktoulaXXX
    Sweet! Once my computer stops acting up I'll add you.
    May 17th, 2013 at 12:26pm
  • Lady.V.

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    @ TanLegJuliet7
    Here's my entry hun, Blood.
    June 12th, 2013 at 01:37am
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    @ TanLegJuliet7
    Seems like I was the only one who entered, will you change the deadline so more can enter? Or will you cancel it or something?
    September 5th, 2013 at 01:29pm